Street Art of the New Egypt
- ISBN 9780500290941
- 21.00 x 24.00 cm
- Paperback with flaps
- With over 430 colour illustrations
- First published 2013
‘It is a powerful book that proves protests can be made peacefully and in strong forms of art’- Weekly Zaman UK
The Egyptian Revolution that began on
25 January 2011 immediately gave rise to a wave of popular political and social expression in the form of graffiti and street art that were almost unknown under the old regime.
Mia Gröndahl has followed and documented the rapidly changing graffiti art of the new Egypt from its beginnings, and here in more than 430 colour images celebrates the imagination, skill, humour and political will of the young artists and activists who have claimed the walls of Cairo and other Egyptian cities as their canvas.
From the simplest hand-written messages, through stencils and martyr portraits, to the elaborate murals of Mohamed Mahmoud Street, the messages on the walls are presented in sections punctuated by interviews with some of the individual artists whose work has broken fresh ground.
• Revolution and Freedom,
• Egyptian & Proud,
• Cross & Crescent,
• Martyrs & Heroes
Mia Gröndahl is a writer and photographer. Among her other books are Gaza Graffiti: Messages of Love and Politics and Tahrir Square: The Heart of the Egyptian Revolution.